Sunday, May 13, 2007

Buy Gear - Help Vinny

Tom from the Trout Underground pointed out this worthy blog / auction site that gives you a chance to bid on fly fishing gear and help Vinny, a little boy who suffers from a rare disorder known as Canavan Disease. We felt that it was worth bringing to your attention:
"Vinny is our boy. He is three years old and has an extremely rare neurological disorder called Canavan Disease (CD). CD is a genetic disorder where both parents have to carry the mutation and even then, the parents only have a 25% chance of having a child with CD. There have been only about 500 cases ever documented in the US. Since he does not have a specific gene, his body does not naturally create a critical enzyme and therefore acid builds up in the white matter of his brain, destroying his motor functions "

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